TFF reviews the Guide Fly Fishing Vision Stillmaniac Fly Rod 10ft 7-wt
New for 2020 are two rods in the Stillmaniac range which have been designed for the UK stillwater angler, a 9ft 9in 6-wt and a 10ft 7-wt. The 10ft 7-wt has been designed for the reservoir angler whether you fish from the bank or boat. It is a fast action rod, which loads quickly and can handle everything from a floater down to a Booby Basher. This four-piece rod, weighing 114g, comes in a blue cordura sectioned rod tube. The handle is described as ‘ a small full wells’, which is not as wide in diameter as many rods out on the market. It has a slate blue blank with orange lining up marks, whipped orange markers to measure your fish caught or help with leader construction/dropper spacing’s and an orange EVA fighting butt.
The rod certainly does cast a line well and has plenty of flex to have the confidence to fish fine and light without fear of losing your fish. I like this rod and I’m sure it will be a favourite bit of kit on the reservoir scene.
You can win one of these rods in our competition in this issue!
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.